As any warehouse owner will tell you, forklifts are integral tools for increasing workplace productivity and efficiency. Unfortunately, any type of machinery is also a prime target for thieves. While we have plenty of new and used forklifts for sale, the team at Lift South wants to help you avoid having machinery stolen at your facility. Here are four ways you can prevent forklift theft:
- Perform background checks – Always perform background checks on all your employees. Watch out for red flags including past instances of theft and other criminal violations. You want to know that you’re hiring a trustworthy team to be around your forklifts and other valuable equipment.
- Lock up your facility – Never leave your facility unlocked after hours, especially your forklift storage areas. An unsecured storage area is an open invitation to thieves to steal your forklifts.
- Invest in a security system with cameras – Consider investing in a high-tech camera security system. The camera itself acts a deterrent for thieves since they won’t want to risk any chance of being recorded. Should a break-in occur, you’ll have it documented, which will help police catch the suspect.
- Hire security – A security team will provide protection for your entire warehouse, especially when you’re closed.
Implementing one or more of these measures will help you protect your business from forklift thieves.